repent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v repent feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
    • v repent turn away from sin or do penitence
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Grasping your ears is a sign of repentance or sincerity in India.
    • Repent (Bot) Prostrate and rooting; -- said of stems.
    • Repent (Zoöl) Same as Reptant.
    • Repent (Theol) To be sorry for sin as morally evil, and to seek forgiveness; to cease to love and practice sin. "Except ye repent , ye shall likewise perish."
    • Repent To cause to have sorrow or regret; -- used impersonally. "And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth."
    • Repent To change the mind, or the course of conduct, on account of regret or dissatisfaction. "Lest, peradventure, the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt."
    • Repent To feel pain on account of; to remember with sorrow. "I do repent it from my very soul."
    • Repent To feel pain, sorrow, or regret, for what one has done or omitted to do. "First she relents
      With pity; of that pity then repents ."
    • Repent To feel regret or sorrow; -- used reflexively. "My father has repented him ere now."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • repent To feel pain, sorrow, or regret for something one has done or left undone.
    • repent Especially, to experience such sorrow for sin as produces amendment of life; be grieved over one's past life, and seek forgiveness; be penitent. See repentance.
    • repent To do penance.
    • repent To change the mind or course of conduct in consequence of regret or dissatisfaction with something that is past.
    • repent To express sorrow for something past.
    • repent =Syn. 1–4. See repentance.
    • repent To remember or regard with contrition, compunction, or self-reproach; feel self-accusing pain or grief on account of: as, to repent rash words; to repent an injury done to a neighbor.
    • repent To be sorry for or on account of.
    • n repent Repentance.
    • repent In botany, creeping; growing prostrate along the ground, or horizontally beneath the surface, and rooting progressively.
    • repent In zoology, creeping, as an animalcule; specifically, of or pertaining to the Repentia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Repent rē-pent′ to regret or sorrow for what one has done or left undone: to change from past evil:
    • v.t Repent to remember with sorrow—often used impersonally, as 'it repenteth me.'—adj. Repent′able
    • n Repent a penitent
    • adj Repent rē′pent (bot.) creeping.
    • v.i Repent rē-pent′ (theol.) to feel such sorrow for sin as produces newness of life
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Quotations

  • H. G. Bohn
    H. G. Bohn
    “Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “If I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “A wicked book cannot repent.”
  • George Eliot
    George%20Eliot
    “When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “You'll repent if you marry, and repent if you don't.”
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    “Bad men are full of repentance.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. se repentir,; L. pref. re-, re- + poenitere, to make repent, poenitet me, it repents me, I repent. See Penitent
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. repentirre-, and O. Fr. pentir—L. pœnitēre, to cause to repent.

Usage

In literature:

Now could I curse myself, yet cannot repent.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
Those who have not repented cannot believe unto righteousness; they can believe unto feeling, but not to right doing!
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
But when the day came for saying good-bye he almost repented.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
If then the nation is to repent, where is that repentance to begin?
"The Wesleyan Methodist Pulpit in Malvern Sermons Preached at the Opening Services of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, in 1866" by Knowles King
Then Ahab repented, and the Lord spared his life two years, but later his wife Jezebel came to a dreadful end, with the seventy sons of Ahab.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
The fish will be tired at last, and then we shall repent of what we have done.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Even though right now Cortin was concerned with punishment rather than repentance.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
Won't I soon have him repenting of his outbreak?
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
She'll live to repent it.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
Peter did not preach repentance to them.
"Sanctification" by J. W. Byers
Twenty years earlier it had opened the eyes of William Wilberforce and led him to repentance.
"A Handful of Stars" by Frank W. Boreham
And then he mentally smote his breast and repented.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
I repent of the deed I have done.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
When she hath suffered a few hours to pass she will repent her of her injustice.
"In Doublet and Hose" by Lucy Foster Madison
Yes, she repents, deeply, bitterly repents, her fatal blunder.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
She had repented, and had marked her repentance by a devotion which could not be surpassed.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Nea never hesitated, never repented, though Maurice's face grew thin and haggard with anxiety as the days went by.
"Wee Wifie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Let us hope that he will repent some day.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Bella had never been, during her whole life, dissatisfied with herself; she had never repented anything she had done, always saying.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
Whence came prayer, repentance, and faith?
"The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews" by Thomas Charles Edwards
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In poetry:

This is the death so full of woe,
Which thou art doom'd to undergo.
This is the death due to thy crimes,
If thou shalt not repent betimes.
"A Warning To The Welsh, To Repent, Wrote At The Time A Great Plague Rag'd In London" by Rees Prichard
It touches the heart of the tyrant—
It gives him the tine to repent,—
The morn on the mountain has risen!
The hour of salvation is spent!
"The Painter Of Florence" by Ernest Jones
"Why dost thou weep, thou gentle maid!
And wherefore in this barren shade
Thy hidden thoughts with sorrow feed?
Can thing so fair repentance need?"
"A Vision Of Repentance" by Charles Lamb
O tell me, tell me ere you die,
Is it worth the pain?
You bloomed so fair, you waved so high;
Now that the sad days wane,
Are you repenting where you lie?
"In Autumn" by Alice Meynell
The Lord himself will judge his saints;
He treats his servants as his friends;
And when he hears their sore complaints,
Repents the sorrows that he sends.
"Psalm 135 part 1" by Isaac Watts
His Word, besides, the Lord does give,
That he will all thy faults forgive,
And cleanse thee from thy deep-grain'd crimes;
If thou wilt but repent betimes.
"Advice To Those Who Are Desirous Of Obtaining God's Favour, And Forgiveness Of Their Sins" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Sweet Repent Wins Stage Door Betty in a Photo.
Sweet Repent , Jessica Is Back Clash Again.
The problem with the term "Journey of Repentance " is that repenting can be done only by the person who committed the wrong in question.
Time to repent , not to quit.
Repent Colt Brings $90,000 at Louisiana Auction.
Repent colt brought $90,000 Monday to top the yearling portion of the Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana yearling and mixed auction at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, La.
Repentance Day Prayers for non-Christians.
They turned away from God, and ignored his Word, and refused to repent .
A Timely, Timeless Lesson in Repentance .
He used it to reach out to me, making it easy for me to trust him, repent and turn my life over to him.
Russian church asks for clemency for anti-Putin band if they repent for 'punk prayer'.
Some Repent, Some Refuse, Eternal, His Tent, Eternal, His Hell, You choose.
The Davis Chapel will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a harvest revival entitled, "A Call to Repentance," Nov 14 – 16 at St Peter CME Church, 5324 Cypress Ave in El Cerrito.
"My Biggest Mistake " is a must-read for smart aspiring?and repentant established?entrepreneurs.
The Bible's teaching on homosexuality is so extremely clear: God loves homosexuals , He's against homosexuality in an intense way, and he wants them to repent and find forgiveness.
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In science:

La colisi´on ocurre a la derecha de la imagen, donde de repente, surgen tres trazas (un mu´on, un prot´on y un pi´on). (Derecha) Otra interacci´on neutrino-nucle´on, esta vez recogida por uno de los planos de detecci´on de una c´amara de deriva de Arg´on L´ıquido.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
Note that the color dipole moments are able to find the letter patterns. In a repent paper , the use of edge detection based on color dipole moments was proposed for a digital restoration of ancient papyri. Fig.3 shows also a comparison with GIMP results.
Color Dipole Moments for Edge Detection
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